Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day:

CNN: Iowa doctor makes more money selling clothes on eBay than in her medical practice. Pursuing alternatives to medicine is growing trend among doctors with health reform being debated. Recruiting firms promote alternatives for doctors at pharma, biotechnology, insurance and investment banking firms

XMRV retrovirus found in 2/3 of 101 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, 10 million Americans may carry the virus

Shingles Patients 30% More Likely to Suffer a Stroke within a year of the attack. Patients who had shingles around the eye had 4 times the risk for stroke in the year following the episode.

Accuracy of Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Reported by Physicians: 79.3% for directly related payments

American Roulette — Contaminated Dietary Supplements - NEJM

U.S. Health Care Reform Interactive Timeline

NEJM Review: Hospitalized Patients with 2009 H1N1 Influenza in the United States, April–June 2009

NPR map: Tracking the Cost of Medical Procedures

Google Flu Trends now has data for 20 countries (and site is now available in 38 languages) via @rzeiger

Dr. Kal and his weight loss

ER indicators for good and bad patient prognosis

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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